Posted on 1 March 2011
The fourth Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP-IV) is to continue the work of char development and settlement which has been supported by the Netherlands since the 1980s. The project aims to support the livelihoods of settlers in recently emerged chars (newly accreted land). They migrated to these new lands for a variety of reasons, the main one being (probably for 80-90% of the households) that people lost their original land and homesteads because of erosion.
The overall objective of the project is to reduce poverty and hunger for people living on newly accreted coastal chars. Security for people and livelihoods is to be provided via a climate resilient infrastructure and by providing poor households with a legal title to land.
- provide protection from salt water intrusion and flooding
- protect people from cyclones and the effects of climate
- ensure access to potable water
- introduce appropriate agricultural technology
- build communications infrastructure within the char